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BCS Begins Search for the Nation's Next Olympic Heroes!

August 11, 2014

BOBSLEIGH CANADA SKELETON BEGINS SEARCH OF NATION’S NEXT OLYMPIC HEROES
—Canadian sliding sports look for aspiring athletes through aggressive recruitment drive—
 
CALGARY—High-performance directors from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will be exploring the country in search of recruiting the next generation of bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.
 
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, in partnership with its provincial sport partners, will host a series of recruitment camps in Calgary (August 16), Ottawa (August 17), Vancouver (August 24), and Hamilton (September 21) for all athletes interested in pursuing a career in one of the two sliding sports.
 
With a goal of expanding the depth of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton programs, the aggressive summer recruitment initiative targets Canadians with athletic ability to the sport. Athletes will be evaluated on a series of dry-land physical testing session including short sprints, squats and a series of weightlifting sessions.
 
Athletes attending the camp can be selected to a national push camp in Calgary, and qualify as brakeman for Canada’s national teams. Athletes with background in football, rugby, track, lacrosse, mountain sports, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking have traditionally developed into excellent sliding athletes.
 
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton would like to invite all news and sports media to attend the recruitment camps in an effort to build a better understanding of the sport of bobsleigh and skeleton, while gaining a greater appreciation of the training and skill necessary for these sliding sport athletes.
 
All camps are open to public. Athletes demonstrating power, strength and speed will be invited to the three-day national on-ice push camp, September 25-27, in Calgary. For more information, please contact recruitment@bobsleigh.ca.
 
 
WHO:               Athletes in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia
                        Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Coaches
                       
Schedule:       
Calgary - $10
August 16 – 10 a.m.
Talisman Centre
 
Ottawa - $20
August 17 – 4 p.m.
Louis Riel Dome
 
Vancouver – FREE
August 24 – 11 a.m.
Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena
 
Hamilton - $20
September 21 – 1:30 p.m.
McMaster University
 
National Push Camp – Calgary – $25
September 25 – introduction/instruction
September 26 – training
September 27 - competition
 

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